What are the best garden furniture brands?

As summer comes with its long, balmy nights, there is nothing more pleasing than sitting out in the garden soaking up the last of the sun’s rays.

Our gardens become an extension of our homes during the summer months, a place for play in the day and relaxation in the evening.

As we create an outside room, it needs to be furnished accordingly. There’s plenty of choice in garden furniture from beautiful lounge sets to comfy recliners and all designed to add a touch of luxury to your alfresco living.

All-weather rattan furniture is still a popular style for both dining and lounge garden furniture and is durable as well as attractive.

Metal garden furniture is also hardy and classically decorative being reminiscent of French street cafes. Aluminium is a great metal option as it is rust proof and able to withstand hot temperatures…but remember to have comfy cushions.

The addition of large umbrellas will protect everyone from the harsh midday sun while outdoor heaters or fire pits will warm you up as the sun sets.

Reclining chairs are definitely must-haves for the garden and there is also a selection of children’s chairs to choose from (if they stop long enough to sit down).

But not everyone has a huge garden with acres of space. However, even if you have a small garden or a tiny rooftop or balcony, there is outdoor furniture to suit you so you can enjoy an intimate dinner around a smaller table with fold away chairs which take up less space.

With so many designs on the market, how do you choose? The measure of good garden furniture is whether it is comfortable, hard wearing and affordable. At Poplar Nurseries we have a wide selection of stunning garden furniture including dining and lounge sets, recliners and benches with brands including LeisureGrow, Quest Leisure, Alexander Rose, Katie Blake, Nova, Zest and Glencrest.

Visit our Marks Tey garden centre or browse online here to choose the set which is perfect for you.